alarm receiving centres


BSIA Member Matters: Fenix Monitoring’s Carl Meason on opportunities for the ARC industry

In a new series of member interviews, the British Security Industry Association catches up with Carl Meason from Fenix Monitoring. Read More

A guide to the new Secured by Design Alarm Standard for alarm installation companies

A useful guide to the new Secured by Design Alarm Standard, designed for alarm installation companies based in the UK. Read More

New BS 9518:2021 released for processing of alarm signals by an alarm receiving centre

A new British Standard code of practice has been published for the processing of alarm signals by an alarm receiving centre (ARC). Read More

Banham Security first UK ECHO-connected Alarm Receiving Centre fast-tracking signals to Police

Banham Security is the first UK Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) to be ECHO-connected, fast tracking alarm signals to the Police. Read More

Essex and Met Police issue notice for registered ARCs to be ECHO-connected by October

The police forces have jointly issued notice to their registered Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) to be ECHO-connected by 1 October 2021. Read More

PSTN switch-off: What does this mean to security installers?

Exploring why installers hold the keys to the UK’s security, and how the incoming PSTN switch-off is set to impact them and alarm systems. Read More

OPTEX and Fenix Monitoring announce Intelligent Visual Monitoring collaboration

Fenix Monitoring has partnered with OPTEX to support its customers by providing visually verified alarms via the Intelligent Visual Monitoring solution. Read More

BT Redcare unveils IP alarm signalling solution – Essential IP

BT Redcare has announced the UK launch of Essential IP, a new all-IP alarm signalling solution that is designed to futureproof alarm systems. Read More

ECHO completes successful testing of its automated alarm signalling service

ECHO, the not-for-profit industry backed alarms handling operator, has completed the first ‘end-to-end’ testing of its new automated alarm signalling transmissions between an ARC and the Essex Police. Read More

OPTEX partners with visual-verification developer CHeKT

CHeKT’s first and flagship product, CHeKT Bridge, pairs cameras with sensors, on new or existing security panels. Managed locally, cameras give the operator instant access to video, unimpeded by firewalls and login credentials. Read More

Video: Highlights from the First-Ever ARC Village at IFSEC 2016

A highlights video from one of several brand-new features to debut at IFSEC International for its 2016 edition: The ARC Village. Read More

5G Will be a “Game-Changer” for Alarm Signalling, Says BSIA Technical Director

The future of alarm signalling within UK telecoms infrastructure was discussed by Dave Wilkinson, director of technical services at the BSIA, at IFSEC 2016. Read More

IFSEC 2016: Vanderbilt to Host ‘Innovation Talks’ on ARCs, SPC System and Building Automation

Vanderbilt will host a series of free-to-attend 'innovation talks' at IFSEC International 2016, which takes place 21-23 June at ExCeL, London. Read More

IFSEC & FIREX International launch first-ever ARC Village

Europe’s leading security and fire industry events, IFSEC and FIREX International have today launched the inaugural ARC Village at this […] Read More

The ARC: Responding to Lone Workers and Other Vulnerable People

Lone worker consultant Patrick Dealtry sheds some light on the growing importance of alarm receiving centres in protecting lone workers and other vulnerable people. Read More

Alarm receiving centres join Emizon service

Two of the UK’s leading alarm receiving centres and early adopters of IP signalling, UK Monitoring and Abel Alarm Company […] Read More



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